The Sustainability Action Subcommittee of the Spokane City Council, with input and engagement from dozens of local, regional, and national experts, has drafted a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP). The Spokane Food Policy Council enthusiastically supports the draft with some suggested changes. The city administration needs to know that there is strong support for the draft […]
By Torie Foote, President, Spokane Food Policy Council and Co-owner Footehill Farm, Colbert, WA. The right food is as important to the body as the right gas is for a car. We have gotten to believe that only a doctor’s prescription for a pharmaceutical is really what is going to make us well when in […]
By Spokane Food Policy Council member Elizabeth L. Abbey, PhD, RDN, CDN, Assistant Professor, Whitworth University.
On November 21, 2018, the Spokane Food Policy Council sent a comment to the Congressional Conference Committee leadership to let them know what kind of Farm Bill the Council would like to see come out of the reconciliation process. Here is the text of the comment: To: The Honorable Pat Roberts Chairman Senate Agriculture Committee […]
Letter to the Editor Published in Spokesman-Review Sun., July 22nd, 2018 By: Kitty Klitzke In June the House passed a Farm Bill that increases hunger and poverty. By cutting $20 billion and strictly limiting eligibility for SNAP (food stamps), it takes food away from working-poor families, children, disabled people, veterans, seniors and seasonal workers. The Spokane Food […]
By: Pat Munts Small Farms and Urban Agriculture Coordinator WSU Spokane County Extension The men and women who grow our food are getting older. Who will replace them? Who will step into a job that sends a person out into the heat, dust, rain, snow, cold and an uncertain market? Who will step into […]